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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Rosemont Horizon on 1993-03-11 (March 11, 1993)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: March 11, 1993 (check for other copies)
Venue: Rosemont Horizon
Location: Rosemont, IL

Source: Matrix by Jubal H. Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC > AIFF > Final Cut > AIFF CD tracking via Audacity > FLAC16 via xACT w/meta-tagging)
Transferred by: Hunter Seamons
Keywords: Matrix; Soundboard; Hunter Seamons


Set 1

Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Little Red Rooster, Althea, When I Paint My Masterpiece, So Many Roads, The Music Never Stopped

Set 2

Iko Iko, Wave To The Wind-> Truckin'-> Spoonful-> He's Gone-> Drums-> Jam-> The Other One-> The Days Between-> Around & Around, E: Liberty

*with Ken Nordine


*with Ken Nordine

Jerry Garcia - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Mickey Hart - Drums
Bill Kreutzmann - Drums
Phil Lesh - Electric Bass, Vocals
Bob Weir - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Vince Welnick - Keyboards, Vocals


SBD (shnid=120726):

Recording Info:
SBD -> Master Dat (44.1k)

Transfer Info:
Master Dat (Sony R500) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> FLAC
(3 Discs Audio / 1 DVD FLAC)

All Transfers and Mastering By Charlie Miller
June 13, 2012

AUD (shnid=119637):

Master Audience Recorded By Mr. Darby
AKGC451EB/CK1's (DIN/Section 3 Row 48 Seat 8/6 Feet High)>
Whirlwind Phantoms>Sony TC-D5M,Tapes Set 1:Sony Metal-ES,Set 2:Denon MG-X
Transfer Information:Tascam 112 MKII (XLR Out)> Tascam HD-P2 @ 24/48>
HDD>Amadeus Pro (Tracking/Fades/FLAC8)
Tracks Renamed/Dithered/Flacked with Korg Aqua To 16/44 By Keo
SBE's Checked/Fixed With Trader's Little Helper
Metadata Tagging With Tag&Rename

Comments:Another Huge Thanks out to Mr. Darby For
recording and sharing his source for this final
show of the Rosemont Horizon 1993 run of shows!
Another excellent share from the Darby collection
of Grateful Dead Master Audiences!
AS ALWAYS ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[shnid=10538 patches the cut at the beginning of Masterpiece]

Thank you to Charlie Miller for the SBD transfer,
to Mike Darby for recording the show on cassette,
and to Keo for the AUD transfer.

Matrix by Jubal H. Seamons using Final Cut Pro (FLAC > AIFF > Final Cut > AIFF CD tracking via Audacity > FLAC16 via xACT w/meta-tagging)
June 23, 2012

This was the first show my older brother, Ben, went to, who was the same guy who helped me get on the bus around this time, when I was 11 or 12 years old. I recall being particularly inspired after listening to a bootleg from his tape collection. The show was 9/27/72 at the Stanley Theatre, with the "Morning Dew" opener. I played that song over and over on that tape, without really venturing into the rest of the show. "Morning Dew" had such an ancient and familiar emotional quality to it, and Jerry's voice seemed timeless. The song transcended its immediate subject in the lyrics, and spoke some deeper level of age-old wisdom through the melody itself - and Jerry's guitar. It blew my mind.

Anyway, last summer I was walking down Wabash Avenue in Chicago under the 'L' tracks with Ben and asked him what his first show was (not sure why it took so long to ask that question). His words: "Rosemont '93, 'Help-Slip-Frank's' opener." That was it - nothing more to explain.

So, this matrix was the first time I actually listened to this show - because how can you listen to a '93 soundboard without being immediately turned off by the sound of the Grateful Dead playing into a cardboard box on the floor that's in some dark room back stage? It just doesn't make sense to hear Jerry's guitar playing to "nothing" and not reverberating in the room and ears of thousands of happy, hungry people. And NO guitar can resound in a room like Jerry's, so why not provide a more accurate picture of what went down? This makes all the difference sonically, in my opinion, and what makes it a "show" on tape.

And what a show it is! I perused a bunch of reviews online, and this show appears to be one of the top-rated shows of '93. Ken Nordine doing "Flibberty Jib On The Bippity Bop"? - gotta matrix THAT voice! And how about a "Days Between" for the ages, or that scorching "Other One"? "So Many Roads" is always a treat. So dig in and have fun! I recommend adding a little bass on your EQ to make up for the '93 soundboard sterility, which is why I haven't been too keen on working with '93 tapes in the first place. But there are, of course, worthy exceptions...as in Chicago '93, and my brother's first show.



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Reviewer: He'llKeepOnDiggingForAThousandYears - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - November 18, 2013
Subject: Set 1 Magic
Set1: Help>Slip>Franklin opener...what more can I say? The boys drop us right into the middle of the energy from the first note, the song trio climaxing during Franklin's. Althea and Masterpiece are to more really strong set 1 highlights, with a spirited and well-executed Music to round off a very enjoyable set1.

Set2: Iko Iko is fairly uneventful but pleasing, followed by everyone's favorite song, Wave to the Wind. Jerry puts forth a good effort, providing us with a nice solo in the middle of this traditionally flat tune. The Truckin>Spoonful>He's gone takes the Set2 MVP. Ken Nordine drops in during space to provide some of his jazz poetry, the band noodling behind his ominous voice as if they've conjured up some strange deity from the depths of the cosmos. The band works their way into a fabulous TOO, rounding out the night with decent but fairly unremarkable renditions of The Days Between and Around & Around.

Overall, I would definitely recommend this whole show, but if you're perusing I would make sure to hit Help>Slip>Franklin and Truckin>Spoonful>He's Gone. Fans of Althea will not be disappointed with this version either.

Reviewer: JoeShoe - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - March 12, 2013
Subject: 20 years done come and gone my oh my!
What a long strange trip its been on the crest of a wave in another times forgotten space where ice blue roses grow the greatest band anywhere in the universe gave the best they had to give, how much we'll never know.

Reviewer: barreramusic - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 8, 2012
Subject: Ken Nordine
Between Drums and Space: The only problem is that when Nordine begins, he can hardly be heard. Space is unbeatable, once his volume kicks in!!! Of course in addition, Nordine is a rare supplement to a show, and as great as they sound together--that is all I need! 5 stars.

I'm not critiquing the rest of the show. From the bits of it I heard, it is average.

Reviewer: Longshank13 - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 7, 2012
Subject: March 11, 1993!!!
March 11, 1993, As my math has never been real great, I don't attempt a lot of really tricky stuff. But I think I can handle this one; 1993 is twenty years later than 1973. 1973 was when I started to listen to the dead.... and when I first heard someone say that they where done, their glory years over with, Pig dead, and Jerry soon to follow. Listen to this show...and if we could....could we drop the, “Jerry's got one foot in the grave,” bullshit. Never in the 22 years that I saw then alive, or the years that I have listened to tapes since have I heard Jerry, ( or the rest,) sound better. Or fresher...look at the song list. If you never got it, why one would travel to hell and back to see these guys, this is it....cause you just never knew what they were going to pull out next. Jerry on Days between; never has there been a voice or a guitar that was better at telling a simple story with a song.

Reviewer: Dylan M - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - July 1, 2012
Subject: Nice and heavy on the AUD
Though all the soundboard qualities shine in this transfer, Mr. Darby's AUD really brings out the "live" aspect of this show.

For these later shows, it's important to bring out the audience interaction in the recordings as to better display the band's enthusiasm for playing well being somewhat depending on the crowd being cool.

No doubt that Spring 93' is a great tour. Of the Vince-solo years I think its the collectively best tour performance consistency wise. All of the Rosemont shows from this tour are great. Jerry seems focused and lays down thoughtful solos throughout.

The Franklin's from this show is badass. Great Vince piano and Jerry responds with energetic enthusiasm. As many have said, the Jerry ballads (So Many Roads, The Days Between) really shine at this show in particular. Phil is also WAY heavy in the mix, for the best results possible.

Wave to the Wind is the worst song the Grateful Dead ever performed. No wonder Phil and Friends or Furthur don't perform it.

Thanks for Matrixin' this Hunter. Your contributions to the community are valuable. Keep them coming!